Live webinar June 23, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


2 hours

SUMMARY: This course will discuss the steps involved in securing an individual employee a work permit following the approval of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The instructor will discuss the decision-making behind the approval of a work permit application, as well as many important considerations, such as the place of application, concurrent processing with an LMIA application, maintaining implied status as a worker and restoration of status. Common mistakes made by work permit applicants will be discussed as well as ethical issues arising in corporate practice and work permit applications.

  • The initial client assessment
    • Timing and place of application
    • Getting the right facts from employer and employee
  • Relevant legislative sections and IRCC manuals 
  • Where to apply for a work permit
    • Application made outside Canada
    • Port of Entry applications
    • Applications within Canada
  • Work permit application assessment
    • Steps followed by immigration officer
    • Factors prohibiting work permit issuance
    • Quebec workers
  • Practical considerations
    • Common mistakes made by work permit applicants
    • Tips for preparing work permit applications under the TFWP
    • Cover letters/submissions
  • Processing times and standards
    • Concurrent processing of LMIA and work permit application
  • Conditions imposed on work permit holders
    • 6-month prohibition for breach of conditions
  • Implied status and work under implied status 
  • Restoration of status as a worker 
  • Recommendations to clients and employers following approval of work permit under the TFWP 
  • Ethical and professional responsibility issues arising in work permit applications
    • Who is the client?     
    • Practice guidelines when handling joint retainers
      • ​​Alternatives to a joint retainer
    • Conflicts of interest
      • Examples of employer-employee conflicts 
      • ​Avoiding, identifying and managing conflicts of interest
      • Withdrawal of representation

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: this program is eligible for up to 1.5 hours
   • Professionalism Hours: this program contains 30 minutes of Professionalism Content

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 2 CPD credits

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours including 30 minutes of ethics

Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
   • For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements

For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until November 21, 2020

Purchasing Options

Single Course

• Access to the course materials
• Possibility to download and watch the webinar

Your Instructor

Andrew Carvajal

Barrister & Solicitor

Partner, Desloges Law Group

Andrew is a Toronto lawyer and partner at Desloges Law Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2011.

Andrew’s legal expertise involves immigration law, administrative law and some civil litigation. His immigration practice focuses on permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs, all types of business/corporate immigration, applications for sponsorship under the family class and temporary residence applications. 

Andrew also represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters, professional and academic discipline cases, as well as Small Claims Court litigation. His professional discipline practice includes the representation of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants in complaint and discipline proceedings before their regulatory council.

Besides his work at Desloges Law Group, Andrew has been an instructor in the Immigration Consulting program at Herzing College and a guest speaker in a number of immigration education programs and seminars organized by professional associations and community centres. He is also a frequent contributor to several publications dealing with immigration, refugee and administrative law and has been invited to speak about immigration changes on local and national news segments.

Prior to practising law, Andrew was a sociology professor at McGill University and a university researcher in projects dealing with criminal justice, equality laws, family transformation and social research methods.